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Orange Tapioca Salad


"Orange cream flavored gelatin salad with pineapple and mandarin oranges. A family favorite in the summer."
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2 h 50 m servings 245 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 245 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.4g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 267 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan. Whisk in the orange gelatin mix, vanilla pudding mix and tapioca pudding mix. Return to a boil and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely. Fold in mandarin oranges, pineapple and whipped topping. Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Fluff the top using a spoon before serving.

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I thought this was excellent, although I couldn't find instant tapioca pudding so used the cook and serve kind which worked fine. The second time I made it I omitted the pineapple as I thought i...

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I don't know what I did wrong..but this didn't turn out well for me. It never did set up and was thick but runny. Taste was fantastic, but not the texture. I might try it one more time just to s...

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I thought this was excellent, although I couldn't find instant tapioca pudding so used the cook and serve kind which worked fine. The second time I made it I omitted the pineapple as I thought i...

This was so yummy! I took it to a church potluck and everybody loved it, even my 10 year old who normally doesn't like jello salads! This is really sweet, so be prepared for that. I used fruit i...

I made this for my parents using sugar free jello, pudding and cool whip... since they are both diabetic. They loved it and insist that I make it for all family get-to-gethers. The great thing...

I'm not a big fan of gelatin salads, but I love this one. The flavor reminds me of a 50/50 ice cream bar. It's very sweet and fluffy, more of a dessert than a side salad.

I made this for a luncheon meeting. It got rave reviews. Everyone wanted the recipe. I have never seen instant tapioca so I used regular. I also added 2 cups mini marshmallows as others suggeste...

This recipe was great. I couldn't find instant tapioca pudding and substituted cook and serve as mentioned by another person. It worked out fine. The mixture takes a while to cool and the tap...

I got this recipe from a friend's mom and have been making it for years. The recipe I have uses two boxes of the tapioca instead of one of tapioca and one of pudding. I can't find the America ...

I love this recipe. I've been making this salad for years now, and someone is always asking for the recipe. It is perfect as is, but when I want to change it around a little, I add peach flavore...

My daughter raved about this salad she had at a friend's house. I tried it and really liked it. I also made one using strawberry jello and strawberries. The orange one was better. I suggest ...